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Published Reports and News

News and Reports

Key Findings from Published Reports

Bloodstream infection rates in outpatient hemodialysis facilities participating in a collaborative prevention effort: A quality improvement report

  • 32% reduction in overall Bloodstream Infection (BSI) Rates
  • 54% reduction in vascular Access-Related Bloodstream Infection (ARBSI) Rates

Hemodialysis Catheter Care Strategies: A Cluster-Randomized Quality Improvement Initiative

  • 22% reduction in CVC-BSI rates at 3 months; 41% reduction at 1 year
  • 27% reduction in hospitalizations due to Sepsis at 1 year

Sustained Infection Reduction in Outpatient Hemodialysis Centers Participating in a Collaborative Bloodstream Infection Prevention Effort

  • Decrease in unadjusted pooled mean Bloodstream Infection (BSI) Rates and Access-Related Bloodstream Infection (ARBSI) rates between baseline and intervention periods
  • No increase in infection rates over 48-month period

Published Reports

Reports from the CDC Collaborative.

Other Published Reports

News from websites and organizations with a focus on dialysis.

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